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Swedish Church, Westminster

Description: Swedish Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 210064

OS Grid Reference: TQ2745081715
OS Grid Coordinates: 527450, 181715
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5200, -0.1644

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W1H 1DS

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Listing Text

42/4 (north-east side)
Swedish Church.
Church flanked by subsidiary wings. 1910 foundation stone. By Wigglesworth and
A H Hagg. Ashlar faced. Welsh slate roofs, copper fleche to west end of nave.
Eclectic Arts and Crafts Gothic to church, Jacobean domestic to side wings.
Church at 1st floor level flanked by offices. 2-bay nave with single bay lower
chancel. To Harcourt Street: gabled west wall of church with projecting porch,
flanked by lower adjoining wings of 3 storeys with dormers and 3 bays. West wall
of church: gabled porch with shafted pointed arch flanked by wide embattled
pilaster buttresses. Inscription plaque with foundation date to left of porch.
Above porch a square-headed window with trefoil lights, the Swedish Royal Arms
and a stepped group of tall pointed windows, the central one of 2 trefoiled
lights with quatrefoil over. Wings: segment-arched entrances flanking west end
of church. Mullion and transom windows flush with wall with leaded lights.
Ground floor windows under segmental arches. Canted oriels to centre bays rising
through 1st and 2nd floors with cornices and parapets. Ornamental lead guttering
and down pipes. Interior of church: nave has timber west gallery/organ loft with
blind tracery. 2-light trefoiled windows with quatrefoils in heads. Barrel
vault with moulded decoration. Tall, continuously moulded chancel arch.
Single-light trefoiled windows and rose window to east. Fittings include pulpit
and panelling to chancel with open-pedimented reredos with Composite columns.

Listing NGR: TQ2745081715

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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